Cypress, TX News – Literature Students Receive Recognition at Houston Christian High School

Cypress, TX News (March 27, 2015) – Houston Christian High School students have recently participated in several reading and writing competitions with outstanding results. We are proud to announce high honors achieved in the literary arena  through the Library of Congress Letters About Literature competition and WordWright.

In writing, freshman Jake Fritsche and sophomores Richard Hansen and Jeremy Mitschke, were in the top 15 out of 1500 in the state of Texas to achieve high honors in the Library of Congress’s Letters About Literature competition.  Additionally, Houston Christian was the only high school to have three finalists in the competition nationwide. Letters About Literature is a reading and writing contest for students in grades 4-12. Students are asked to read a book, poem, or speech of their choosing and write a letter to the author (living or dead) expressing the impact the author’s writing had on them personally.

In reading, a team of HC sophomore students were recently honored at the third annual meet for this year’s WordWright Challenge. Bryce Ott and Will Bates won high individual honors in the meet. The WordWright Challenge, supervised by Mrs. Hannah Bailey, English teacher at HC, is a national competition for high school students requiring close reading and analysis of many different kinds of prose and poetry.

Houston Christian continues to exemplify its high academic standard through these notable literary honors.  Houston Christian is a private college preparatory high school in West Houston at 2700 W. Sam Houston Pkwy. N., near I-10 and Beltway 8. For additional information visit www.houstonchristian.org. Campus tours are available to prospective students and their parents through the Admissions office. Contact Admissions at 713-580-6020 or admissions@houstonchristian.org.